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Intercellular communication in atherosclerosis

Published inPhysiology, vol. 24, p. 36-44
Publication date2009
Abstract

Cell-to-cell communication is a process necessary for physiological tissue homeostasis and appears often altered during disease. Gap junction channels, formed by connexins, allow the direct intercellular communication between adjacent cells. After a brief review of the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis, we will discuss the role of connexins throughout the different stages of the disease.

Keywords
  • Animals
  • Atherosclerosis/*metabolism/pathology/*physiopathology
  • Blood Vessels/metabolism/pathology
  • *Cell Communication
  • *Connexins/genetics/metabolism
  • Endothelium, Vascular/metabolism/pathology
  • Gap Junctions/metabolism/*pathology
  • Humans
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BURNIER, Laurent et al. Intercellular communication in atherosclerosis. In: Physiology, 2009, vol. 24, p. 36–44. doi: 10.1152/physiol.00036.2008
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